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winkle Saltos de línea: win¦kle
Pronunciación: /ˈwɪŋk(ə)l/

Definición de winkle en inglés:

sustantivo

1A small herbivorous shore-dwelling mollusc with a spiral shell. Also called periwinkle2.
  • Family Littorinidae, class Gastropoda: many genera and species, including the common and edible Littorina littorea
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Shellfish such as oysters, mussels, cockles, winkles, whelks and crabs were collected for food from the estuaries and sea-shores.
  • The sand was dotted with saucer - sized jellyfish, rocks and pools are squidgy with jelly buttons encrusted with limpets, barnacles and winkles and are seedbeds for mussels.
  • Although there are many winkles on Breydon, I have never seen the oystercatcher take them.
2 informal A child’s term for a penis.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • So you see, when I dozed off in my garden chair in the middle of a fascinating discussion with my son about which animals have winkles and which don't, I was in very good company.
  • One of my favourite snapshots of my son shows him running around, winkle to the wind, naked as the day he was born.

verbo

[with object] (winkle something out) chiefly British Volver al principio  
Extract or obtain something with difficulty: I swore I wasn’t going to tell her, but she winkled it all out of me
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He realises the paramount importance of getting all the facts into the public domain before the press winkle them out.
  • If necessary, they'll read between the lines to winkle it out.
  • Julio went quiet in the elevator and I finally winkled it out of him - he's wondering how long we've got provisions for.
Sinónimos
worm out, prise out, dig out, extract with difficulty, draw out
force out, dislodge, displace, remove, evict, uproot

Derivados

winkler

1
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Members of the Chippenham Winkle Club known as winklers donned their Christmas outfits for the giveaway along the Kennet and Avon canal.

Origen

Late 16th century: shortening of periwinkle2.

Palabras que riman con winkle

besprinkle, crinkle, sprinkle, tinkle, twinkle, wrinkle

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